Namespaces and DTDs

Jarle Stabell jarle.stabell at
Thu Mar 11 00:54:36 GMT 1999

Richard Goerwitz  wrote:
> (Simplicity _was_ one of XML's primary goals back in the dark ages last
> February.)

It seems to me that the SGML compatibility requirement killed simplicity. 
(And gave a very confusing and hard-to-learn vocabulary)

I'm hoping that ideas like the Layered Model for XML (by Simon St.Laurent) 
will be able to influence XML in a positive direction, making it simpler to 
understand, use and implement. Today it's way too hard to "fully" 
understand XML.

Jarle Stabell

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